Russian spy case provides test for news outlets

FILE - This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. Most stories about espionage are shrouded in secrecy due to the danger involved, but news organizations have been tested with the emergence of a potential spy’s name. The issue involves the Russian official reportedly extracted from the country by the CIA two years ago.

NEW YORK (AP) — He may be A spy. But is he THE spy?

That's the question bedeviling news organizations reporting on a story about the U.S. extracting a Russian official who provided information about Kremlin interference in the 2016 presidential election. CNN on Monday revealed the secret mission to remove the man and his family out of Russia for fear his life was in danger.

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